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Played
May 15, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
PPL Park — Chester, Pennsylvania
Referee:‬ I. Elfath‎
Attendance:‬ 17031‎
 
24′ Amobi Okugo
Zac MacMath 3′ (OG)
 
Robbie Keane 71′
 
 

Philadelphia Union 1-4 LA Galaxy: Landon Donovan makes statement with clinical performance

The Galaxy captain turned in a top-class showing to overwhelm a Philadelphia side that had the upper hand for much of the match.

By Keith Hickey

Landon Donovan - LA Galaxy
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CHESTER, Pa. -- The LA Galaxy defeated the Philadelphia Union 4-1 to snap a two-game losing streak and keep pace at the top of the Western Conference. Landon Donovan was involved in all four of his team's goals.

Los Angeles went on the scoreboard early. Landon Donovan swung in a corner and Zac MacMath whiffed his catch. The ball bounced off his face and into the net to give LA a fluke lead in the third minute.

The Union equalized in the 23rd minute. Amobi Okugo snuck into the penalty area and stuck his head on Sheanon Williams' long throw.

LA re-took the lead in the 71st minute. Robbie Keane was slipped through the defense by Landon Donovan, and the Irishman had an easy point-blank finish to make it 2-1.

The Galaxy killed the game off just a few minutes later. Donovan picked out Hector Jimenez cutting in unmarked from the right flank, and the midfielder had a straightforward task to put his shot inside MacMath's far post.

Donovan turned the screws a bit more in the 87th, making it 4-1 when he was left unmarked for Robbie Keane to pick out on the run.


Philadelphia Union

18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
3′
 - 
4
Bakary Soumare
Defender
53′ 82′
 - 
25
 - 
28
Ray Gaddis
Defender
68′
 - 
7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
 - 
14
Amobi Okugo
Defender
24′ 90′
 - 
-
Kleberson
Midfielder
 - 
26
Keon Daniel
Midfielder
 - 
44
Danny Cruz
Midfielder
65′
 - 
9
 - 
11
 - 

Los Angeles Galaxy

 - 
23
Carlo Cudicini
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
4
 - 
20
 - 
21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
63′
 - 
8
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Midfielder
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
 - 
7
 - 
10
 - 
33

Substitutes

1
Chris Konopka
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
20
Roger Torres
Midfielder
 - 
26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
82′
 - 
6
 - 
12
 - 
29
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
12
Brian Rowe
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
22
Leonardo
Defender
 - 
12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
74′ 80′
 - 
25
Rafa García
Midfielder
 - 
16
 - 
27

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
Striker
NY Red Bulls
4 1